Dental Implants FAQs

Dental Implants FAQs

If you have lost one or several teeth or if you do not possess your own, the best method of supplementing deficiencies, ensuring correct aesthetics and functionality of the teeth is the performance of implants. Implantology is a treatment method applied in dentistry since 1965 and its effectiveness has been documented during 40 years of scrupulous research work.

Benefits:
You will recover your natural smile! There is no need to grind and adjacent teeth for the performance of denture supplementation. You do not have to use dentures.

Questions most frequently asked by patients:

  1. What is an implant?
    An implant is a graft – (cylinder) constructed from titanium (only this material bonds to bone permanently) seated in the place of a lost tooth.
  2. How many types of implants are there?
    In dentistry, there are several types, basically cylindrical, but also screw and plate. They are produced by several firms including Branemark, Alpha-Bio, TBR, Straumann. Each of them is made of titanium without basic differences between them.
  3. Are implant treatments painful?
    No! They are performed with local and general anaesthetic.
  4. How long does an implant last?
    Once in place implants should perform correctly even up to 30 years (they have been observed for this length of time). Reputable firms give a 15-year guarantee.
  5. How long does treatment take?
    With the majority of patients treatment takes place in two stages:
    I Seating the implant – the so-called surgical part
    II Performing supplementation – the so-called denture part.I stage: Implants are seated in the bone. After the essential period for correct connection with the bone of 3 – 6 months they are uncovered.
    II stage: After implants heal, 3 – 4 visits are necessary in order to obtain the final denture effect
  6. Is it possible to reconstruct a missing tooth in one visit?
    Yes! In certain cases one may apply the so-called instant implant – it depends mainly on the structure and properties of the bone.
  7. Can the implant be seated directly after tooth removal?
    Yes, but not in every case. Here the main deciding factor is the “quality” of the bone. The decision is taken by an experienced implantology doctor.
  8. Can everyone have implant treatment?
    Practically yes! There is a small group of serious general health ailments, where implants are contraindicated.
  9. Is paradontosis a contra-indication?
    No! But it requires more effort during its use.
  10. Is it possible to graft in implants if we have little bone?
    Yes! However, it often requires additional bone reconstruction of the alveolar growth treatment using bone replacement materials and preparations.

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